As the games go on, it appears more and more realistic that the Sixers may lose 36 games in a row to end the 2013-2014 season. After a 103-77 drubbing by the Memphis Grizzlies last night, the Sixers tied a franchise record with their 20th straight loss. Those 20 losses in a row, ties the franchise record by the 1972-1973 Sixers team that went 9-73 for the season. At least this Sixers team has 12 wins, right?
The Sixers next game is Monday, against Indiana (more Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen). The Sixers played the Pacers hard during the game Friday night, but would come out on the short end of the stick. With a 21st consecutive loss in a row on Monday, the Sixers would own the franchise record for consecutive losses in a season. The Sixers are also six losses away from tying the NBA record for consecutive losses(26) , which was set by the Cavaliers in 2010-2011.
The Sixers are a team full of NBA Development League players and other throwaways — the Sixers roster comprises eight players that have spent time in the D-League. However, this is a lot more interesting to watch than Kwame Brown, Royal Ivey and a bunch of other washed up veterans playing extended minutes. I’ll give it to the Sixers roster, they don’t win much, but they fight. The Sixers may be the worst team in the NBA, but they capture the Philadelphia spirit perfectly.
Andrew Wiggins looks better and better every game, making all this losing justified. With a few more losses, the Sixers will essentially be guaranteed a top four selection in the draft. If the season ended today, the Sixers would have over a 50 percent chance of a top three pick and close to a 20 percent chance for the No. 1 overall pick (per tankathon.com).
However, Philadelphia wouldn’t mind seeing the Sixers get a win before the season is over. It’s at the point where the losing has become a little extreme. Twenty losses in a row is ridiculous — the Sixers haven’t won a game since January and it’s currently the middle of March. I can’t imagine this team losing 36 games in a row, can you?
God help us all if Philadelphia ever has to go through a season like this, again.
Arnett Moultrie Demoted To D-League
If you didn’t know, Arnett Moultrie was sent down to the D-League yesterday, for the second time this season. Just cut the guy already! He’s one of the last reeking memories of the Doug Collins era in Philadelphia. I would be happy if I never saw his name on a Sixers uniform again, wouldn’t you?